About ten minutes into this American classic and we learn that Forrest Gump's great grandfather was the leader of the Ku Klux Klan, or at least his mama tells him so. Young Forrest explains, "We all do things that well, just don't make no sense." Then the film moves on. Forrest Gump is an insensitive movie from an insensitive time in our country. Not for blatant racism or weird masculinity complexes that plagued cinema of the 90' but for it's perspective. The movie is all from the perspective of Forrest Gump and we all know who he is. He sees everything in his own special way and at times it's a very endearing and wholesome perspective that will bring tears to your eyes. Other times it brushes over very harsh moments in our country with a blind eye. For this reason it doesn't sit well with a lot of audiences in 2021. Which is a shame, because Tom Hanks miraculously brings this character to life and he was one of the only actors who could possibly pull it off. This movie could have very easily been a cringe fest but it manages to not be most of the time. It is still one of the most quotable movies of all-time. Though it's a shame it beat Shawshank Redemption and Pulp Fiction at the Oscars. Those films aged way better.